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Comforting (Creepy) Death Robot

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Comforting (Creepy) Death Robot

You lie in the hospital bed, your heartbeat weak, your breath faint. Old age has conquered you: You can feel throughout your body that you are going to die, and you resign yourself to the inevitable. You let your eyelids fall for a final time, preparing to pass on to the next life, when suddenly, a little white robot appears at your bedside, hovering over you. “Hello,” the robot says...

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Bomb Sniffing Phones

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Bomb Sniffing Phones

It may not be a huge issue here in the USA, but land mines and IEDs remaining a serious global problem.  There have been many efforts  to develop new technology to detect these dangers, such as using terahertz waves and inkjet-printable sensors. But instead of relying on the development of new technology, some students at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw have sought to use an...

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Google X Glasses

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 | 1 comment

Google X Glasses

 “Something like this has never been created before,” says Steve Lee, one of Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People in Business and the product lead for Google’s Project Glass. The company is developing the futuristic eyeware at its secretive X lab. Much has been written about the project, but few details about the device itself have emerged outside concept designs and...

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Creepy Molesting Robot

Posted by on May 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Creepy Molesting Robot

A new toy for the TSA? Oh what fun they could have with THIS one.  Meet Clothbot. Chinese roboticists have built a small, fabric-clutching robot that pulls itself up pants and shirts by creating wrinkles with its pair of gripper wheels, according to the IEEE Spectrum Automaton blog. Video of the little bot doing its thing indicates that this is probably pretty unpleasant for the climbee. The...

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LiquiGlide Makes It Go Down Easy

Posted by on May 25, 2012 | 0 comments

LiquiGlide Makes It Go Down Easy

Just imagine a world where you no longer had to shake it to get the last drop. Banging it on counter tops would be a thing of the past. Finally, the need to stick a long object down the narrow neck would no longer be a necessary challenge. Behold, the non-stick ketchup bottle. Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD candidate Dave Smith and his group of Varanasi Research Group mechanical...

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Sexy Flexies

Posted by on May 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Sexy Flexies

In the near future, you may be able to cancel your cell phone insurance that covers cracked screens from dropping the darned thing. Why? Your new phone may not have any glass to break. Believe it or not, your next gadget is probably going to have a flexible screen. No, you probably won’t be able to wrap your phone around your body, which sadly precludes a whole bunch of really awesome/gross...

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